Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:00:22
In addition to groundwater contamination spilled fuel that evaporates into the air and volatile organic compounds spit out by small engines make smog-forming ozone when cooked by heat and sunlight. Gas mowers are estimated to produce about 5% of the nations total pollution. Owners of reel mowers really like that they are so quiet that they can mow their lawns in the cool of the early morning or late evening without disturbing their neighbours. Reel mowers are much easier on the pocketbook. When doing the calculations people find that the return on their investment happens at about 6 months after purchasing the reel mower. With the price of gas so high and rising steadily the break-even point is coming more and more quickly. As well reel mowers are safer and are lower maintenance than other types of mowers.
Overall every major kind of mower has distinct benefits and loss. Self Propelled Gas Lawn Mower Generally a self-propelled gas mower is moved by its motor without being pushed. It can be front-wheel drive or rear-wheel-drive: single speed or variable speed: and some may have cruise control. Recommended for half an acre lawns the self-propelled mowers cut more evenly as compared to other kinds of mowers for lawns. They can start with an electric switch. Another high-end feature is a blade override. This stops the blade without cutting the motor. It means that you can stop a self propelled mower to empty the bag or to pick up objects without restarting the engine.
Alternatively you can purchase reel mowers which have revolving blades that will flash over a fixed blade as they do the cutting. You can select these two kinds of mowers as either gasoline-dependent models or manual human-powered models. The rotary lawn mowers use the protective housing to prevent the grass from shooting out at you as the rotating blade does its job. It also keeps the circulating blade itself from suddenly flying out at you should it break loose from its fastenings sometime during the mowing job. That is why the protective housing is often manufactured of hefty metal with a painted finish to prevent rust damage. The reel mowers (which are hand-operated and not automated) are perfect if you want to enjoy the physical benefits of exercise.
Another bonus of electric mowers is that you will not need to store fuel for the engine which saves both storage space and money. Warranty Options Investigate the warranty options available - most electric mowers come with a two year limited manufacturers warranty and some will also offer a lifetime warranty on the mower deck. It is likely that any problems you might have with the mower will occur within the six months to a year so having a warranty that covers you beyond this initial period of use is a bonus. Finally price is often the determining factor when making any purchase. If you do have a set budget do your homework and always try to buy the best quality product you can afford as this is likely to save you money on maintenance and repairs in the long term.